All posts by Carol Chapman
Robert Redford may be everyone’s image of a horse whisperer these days, but Del Rio native Ernesto Rojas Serna is the real thing.
Redford, shmedford: If you think the aging Hollywood hunk is anything like the prototypical horse whisperer, you haven’t met Del Rio native Ernesto Rojas Serna.
Thanks to Austin's VidiMedix, patients in small towns can get big-city medical careover the Internet.
Austin’s VidiMedix has a simple prescription for patients who live miles away from big-city health care: Log on and get well.
Why should the big cities reap all the benefits of the high-tech boom? The state’s smallest communities want their piece, and to get it, they’re crossing the digital divide.
How Sanderson, Hamilton, and other small communities are plugging into the high-tech boom.
Retired Houston agribusinessman Robert Gow has always taken risks. Now heÍs betting that bamboo will make him rich—and benefit the Yucatán too.
How a retired agribusinessman from Houston is betting the ranch (and the jungles of Mexico) on bamboo.
What the founders of Austin’s Garden.com are teaching online entrepreneurs about how to grow a business.
The dirt on Garden.com, one of the state’s hottest online companies.
My hometown, Lake Jackson, had a familial relationship with Dow Chemical, the company that founded it—until its heritage was traded away.
When I was growing up in Lake Jackson, the center of my world was a park owned by my father’s employer. Forty years later, most of it has been sold to a developer, and natives like me are having a chemical reaction.
Writing about his dad, a Lake Jackson teacher scores a publishing coup.
A Lake Jackson teacher goes to the head of New York publishing’s class.
Inspired by his father’s unsolved murder, Austinite David Wheeler wrote a killer computer program that helps cops catch crooks.
He hasn’t been able to find his father’s killer, but Austinite David Wheeler’s computer programs are catching lots of other crooks.
Four years after the U.S. House first voted to cancel the superconducting supercollider, Waxahachie is bouncing back.
The death of the superconducting supercollider may have been traumatic, but at their core the people of Waxahachie haven’t changed.
Computer-aided choreography, professional composers to score the music, mammoth budgets: At high schools and colleges across Texas these days, marking bands are playing for keeps.